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Female Entrepreneurs Get Million-Dollar Push

Star Ledger • 04 Jun 2008

Engineer Sharon Brown is a former merchant marine who has sailed on oil tankers, "turning wrenches like everyone else." For the past dozen years, though, she's run a Red Bank-based environmental engineering company that's nearly hit the $1 million revenue mark.


American Express Open Forum -- "Two Words: Government Contracting"

American Express • 07 May 2009

I’ll never forget meeting Sharon Brown, founder of Environmental & Occupational Safety Services, Inc (EOSS) (www.eossinc.com). She joined American Express OPEN President Susan Sobbott and me, at our offices last July for a breakfast honoring the 2008 Make Mine a Million $ Business winners.


American Express Open Panel Discussion

American Express • 01 Apr 2009

The confirmation of Karen Mills as the new head of the SBA marks the beginning of a new era for the federal government's role in the growth and sustainability of American entrepreneurship. Watch as John Battelle moderates OPEN's panel of small business experts and get their insights on how the SBA and federal government should help business owners lead the US economic recovery effort.


Newark Mayor Booker Keynotes Make Mine a Million $ BusinessTM Event

Reuters • 19 Jun 2008

Program Cultivates Next Generation of Entrepreneurs with Launch of Make Our Daughters a Million Initiative. The Make Mine a Million $ Business program, a national grassroots movement empowering women to grow their businesses, selected its newest class of awardees on June 4, 2008 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.


CNNMoney.com / Fortune Small Business

September 2009 Issue of Fortune Small Business, Owner's Manual (Photo Shoot Done at EOSS Client - Covanta Energy)

CNN Money • 21 Aug 2009

In 1995 my husband, Daryck, and I launched Environmental and Occupational Safety Services (EOSS) from our kitchen table. We were both mechanical engineers who wanted to spend more time with our children, so we went into business for ourselves.


William J. Clinton Foundation Entrepreneur Mentorship Program (EMP)

Quantum Media • 23 Nov 2009

In partnership with Inc. Magazine, EMP is building mentoring communities in several cities nationwide by pairing inner-city entrepreneurs with successful business leaders and entrepreneur mentors. The goals of the program are for mentors to help these entrepreneurs to (1) develop a better understanding of their business and industry; (2) become better leaders and sharpen their business acumen; and (3) make better decisions on the critical issues facing their companies.


Building a Company on Government Contracts

NY Times • 07 Oct 2009

In 1995, Sharon Brown and her husband, Daryck, founded Environmental and Occupational Safety Services at their kitchen table. The company, which retrains workers in the fields of environmental engineering and cleanup, started to grow by winning contracts from the state of New Jersey and later branched out to do work for the federal government as well.


Stimulus, Schtimulus--Businesses Have Better Things to Worry About

Entrepreneur Magazine • 02 Apr 2009

In a panel discussion hosted by American Express OPEN on Wednesday, experts said new leadership in the SBA could open the door to improved education and training programs, better use of technology, more outreach efforts and greater accountability. Panelist Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE, an association of small business counselors, said he expected a bit of a lag before things took off--"but once it begins, it will be healthy."


NJDEP Environmental Justice Advisory Council

The Environmental Justice Advisory Council (EJAC) to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is appointed by and shall serve as an advisory body to the Commissioner of the NJDEP. EJAC is committed to the basic tenet set forth by the Environmental Justice Movement that all communities, regardless of their racial, ethnic, or economic composition, are entitled to equal protection from the consequences of environmental hazards. EJAC will make strategic recommendations to the NJDEP Commissioner to ensure that the Department develops effective communication programs, implements and enforces environmental laws, regulations, and policies so that such actions do not unfairly burden any New Jersey population of people with a disproportionate share of environmental pollution. Further, EJAC will strongly encourage the Department to provide a mechanism for outreach to direct community participation in environmental decision making.